Ad­ven­ture week in Wales

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

AD­VEN­TUR­OUS pupils spent a week train­ing in the Welsh moun­tains.

Oun­dle School’s Com­bined Cadet Force went to Capel Curig for the train­ing.

Dur­ing the week, the cadets car­ried out a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing moun­tain bik­ing, kayak­ing, climb­ing and walk­ing.

On the first day the cadets com­pleted a two-day ex­pe­di­tion scal­ing two peaks be­fore spend­ing the night un­der can­vas.

They then walked back to camp through­out the fol­low­ing day.

Cadets, Milly Ward (15) and Ben El­lis (16) said: “Af­ter re­turn­ing from the ex­pe­di­tion and hav­ing our first night in the train­ing camp we woke up early the next day to ex­pe­ri­ence a day of kayak­ing, in which we were able to at­tempt the ac­tiv­ity for the first time.

“The day was set out to be a good one as the sun was fi­nally shin­ing in Wales, and af­ter a quick in­sight into the day ahead we set off onto the lake.

“In the morn­ing we started on a col­lec­tion of large lakes de­vel­op­ing our skills. Later on in the af­ter­noon we had a char­iot race across the lakes, where pairs of cadets join their kayaks to­gether and at­tempted to pad­dle in a straight line.

“We then trav­elled down the river from Plas-y-brenin and fin­ished about a mile down­stream.”

Some cadets also climbed Snow­don dur­ing the week while an­other group tack­led a climb­ing wall.

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